Two armed men who were caught on CCTV robbing a man in the Kilimani area have been sentenced to life imprisonment.
Timothy Jahan Muzami,28, and Humphrey Minyata,25, were caught on camera stealing electronic devices worth Sh396,733 from a pedestrian along Lenana Road on June 25, 2020.
Muzami was captured on camera hitting the victim with a firearm on the forehead while Humphrey was captured holding a knife to the victim’s throat.
Among the electronic devices stolen included a Macbook, an iPhone, a magic keyboard, a mouse, and eyeglasses among other items.
They were in a bag that the complainant was seen surrendering to the suspects in the footage.
Chief magistrate Zainab Abdul, said the weapon was never recovered, and it is being used in the streets putting many lives at risk.
During interrogation, the magistrate said the family of the accused requested to have the court grant them a non-custodial sentence.
However, the court said the offence alongside the evidence produced, the case should not be granted a non-custodial sentence.
“Following the recent incidents, there has been an increase in the number of people getting robbed at gunpoint while boda bodas help them escape,” the magistrate said.
“Therefore, the court is mandated to give a punishment that will serve as a warning to anyone who will commit a similar offence.”